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My Role


Designed level layout, item/object placements, weapon positions, set up playtests

Sweeping the Ruins lets two players engage in asymmetrical combat with an overpowered behemoth, using only the traps and destructible terrain in a mystical ruin as their weapons.

Victory will require strategic coordination, situational awareness and teamwork to defeat the massive enemy and prevent the destruction of their nearby homeland.

This game was created as part of the University of Southern California's (USC) Advanced Games Project (AGP) with collaboration from Otis College of Art and Design and California State University, Fullerton. Around 20 students collaborated on the project for an entire year.

The game is showcased at the USC Games Expo 2021. For more information, please visit Sweeping the Ruins website. It can be played on Steam


Defeat the Monster

A powerful monster has appeared in the dungeons! Defeat the monster with your partner using traps and destructible terrain as your weapon.

Utilize Traps

Utilize bombs, barrels, ballistae, wrecking balls, and much more to damage the monster. There are no sword and guns in this ruins, only traps that the two players can strategically set up.

Utilize Environment

Destroy pillars and walls with traps to damage the powerful monster. Watch as the crumbling terrain fall on your enemy. Coordinate with your partner to get the timing right.

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